Planners on notice

Almost a third of consumers and half of small business owners are considering either changing their current financial planner or ceasing to use one altogether, according to new research. Respondents to the…

ASIC licensing and banning powers beefed up

Recommendations of the 2016 ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce that the regulator’s powers be strengthened have finally been put into legislation, with the passage of a bill last week that strengthens ASIC’s licensing…

People: Braintree head moves to payments hopeful

Payments processing company Monoova (formerly MoneyTech Payments) has hired Tyson Hackwood to be its head of growth. Hackwood joins from PayPal’s Braintree, where he was head of Asia Pacific. At Monoova he…

The rise of renters by choice

The private rental sector has expanded at more than twice the rate of the increase in Australian households in the last two decades. This increasingly diverse form of tenure now houses about…

SuperAA morphs into Seamless SMSF

The self-managed super fund (SMSF) administration and audit firm Superannuation Advisors Australia – known as “SuperAA” is changing its name to Seamless SMSF to better reflect its service delivery and product suite.…

ACCC spells out Open Banking rules

Consumers will have an online “consumer dashboard” to allow them to manage their data consents when the Consumer Data Right in banking kicks off in July. Details of the dashboard are included…

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Planning robo software firm to backdoor list

Mineral exploration company Star Striker lodged a prospectus with the ASX last week, outlining a proposal to change its activities to financial services technology via the acquisition of Intiger Group….

Charter Hall’s new REIT targets long leases

Charter Hall Group is preparing to list a new real estate investment trust, the Charter Hall ‘Long WALE REIT’. The IPO is targeting investors looking for steady yields based on long-term cashflow…

Platinum and Magellan face off for best stock opportunity

Large capital inflows and poor valuations have opened opportunities for growth in Australian-based global equity fund managers, particularly Platinum Asset Management and Magellan Financial Group, according to a Morningstar special report…

Robo advice should be more than rebalancing ETFs

With the ongoing ‘individualisation’ of investment markets pressure is mounting on fund managers to find ways for retail investors to invest in new and alternative asset classes which have been the preserve of the institutional market…

Private equity for retail investors

With the ongoing ‘individualisation’ of investment markets pressure is mounting on fund managers to find ways for retail investors to invest in new and alternative asset classes which have been the preserve of the institutional market…

Robo the only way to close the advice gap

Like robo advice or not, it is here to stay, says Harry Chemay, who is heading a new robo platform that is putting final preparations in place for a launch…

New phase in evolution of ETF strategies

ETF investments are mushrooming, at all three levels of investors – institutional, advised and individuals – but how and why they are being used is changing…